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Dubbed as the medieval Manhattan, the Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano is home to 14 medieval towers, survivors of the original 72. Some of these towers were chimney-like structures built to show off the wealth of noble families, others … Continue reading
Autumn leaves. Brown, orange, red, and yellow. How lovely! Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge: October 29, 2018
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This medieval and Renaissance hill town is located in the province of Siena in southern Tuscany. It is well known for its wine, Vino Nobile. I first learned of Montepulciano from an episode of Rick Steves’ Europe. As one who … Continue reading
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This day in 1858 Theodore Roosevelt was born. He became the 26th President of the United States. He was an advocate of conservationism which paved the way for the creation of the National Park Service. As a supporter of the … Continue reading
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Siena is a well preserved medieval city. Smaller than the very popular city of Florence, it was as wealthy and powerful in Medieval Europe. Siena was the most powerful banking city on the continent. However, internal struggles among the noble … Continue reading
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Spoleto is an ancient city once inhabited by Umbri tribes. The city is mentioned as a colony in 241 BC. Roman philosopher, Cicero described it as a Latin colony in 95 BC. Visitors go to Spoleto to see its ancient … Continue reading
The Pontifical Swiss Guards are responsible for the Pope’s safety. They are also responsible for the security of the Apostolic Palace. They are the Vatican’s military force. Requirements for becoming a Swiss Guard: Must be male. Must be Roman Catholic Must … Continue reading
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In my post, A Glimpse of Umbria, I mentioned that Perugia was one of the Umbrian cities that we visited. As Umbria’s capital, I thought it was a must to check it out. Perugia showcases its Etruscan and medieval past. … Continue reading